The American Gaming Association ( Aga )

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) is an organization that focuses on “creating a better understanding of the gaming entertainment industry by bringing facts about the industry to the general public, elected officials, other decision makers and the media through education and advocacy” (“About the AGA”). According to the AGA, Nevada is the only state where legal betting on sports can take place. Delaware and New Jersey have taken steps towards legalizing sport betting; however, many are against the legalization. Although some may argue that legalizing sport betting in all states will be beneficial to the economy, sport betting shouldn’t be legalized because it can lead to harmful addictions, criminal activity, and affects the integrity of sports in a negative way. Sport betting has been a part of many scandals in American sports. Athletes, coaches, and referees in various sports have been involved in different scandals through fixing games to change the outcome. To ‘fix’ a game is when gamblers predetermine the outcome of a game by paying money to players, referees, or anyone that can change the outcome. For example, in the 1919 Major League Baseball World Series, the Chicago White Sox lost against the Cincinnati Reds in a scandal that is considered the “…most famous fix of all” (Abram and Davies 6). In the fix “… eight members of the Chicago White Sox lost the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds for a payoff of about $10,000 each” (6). Today, professional
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